Zsolt Kovács received his law degree at Eötvös Loránd University in 1990. He continued his studies at the University of London Queen Mary and Westfield College (UK Central European Legal Scholarship) in 1991, and at the T.M.C Asser Institute, The Hague, in 1993. He acquired a postgraduate degree in Insurance Law at Eötvös Loránd School of Law in 2002.

He started his career at the Hungarian Shipping Plc., from 1991 he worked at the market leader Hungária Insurance Company (today: Allianz) as an associate, then as a legal counsel. In 2000 he became the chief legal counsel of the company. He was a member of the supervisory board of Allianz Hungária Pension Fund from its establishment in 1996 and of several international working groups operated by Allianz AG. He was a partner of Berke, Kovács, Molnár Law Office between 2004 and 2006. In 2006 he joined Gárdos, Füredi, Mosonyi, Tomori Law Office as a partner.

He is the editor and co-author of the Commentary on the Insurance Act (Hungarian Insurance Supervisory Law), co-author of one of the commentaries on the new Hungarian Civil Code (insurance contract law chapter) and a handbook on liability of managers (D and O insurance) furthermore the author of various articles on insurance contract and supervisory law and transport law. He is regular speaker at conferences focusing on insurance and inland navigation regulatory matters.

His primary practice areas are insurance public and private law, from personal lines, like motor, household and life insurance to industrial insurance, reinsurance and intermediaries and international transport law. His working experience in the insurance field includes licensing, supervision and contractual issues and the related issues of law of damages, whilst in respect of international transport law he primarily advises local and international insurers in liability and cargo insurance cases.

He is member of various professional bodies such as the Legal Committee of the International Association of the Rhine Ships Register (IVR). He is the secretary of the Insurance Section of the Hungarian Lawyers’ Association (AIDA Hungarian Chapter).

He is member of the Budapest Bar Association.

He is fluent in English.


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